Trump talks ‘revenge,’ possibility of jail and whether the public ‘would stand for it’

The countdown has begun on whether New York City Judge Juan Merchan will order former President Donald J. Trump to be locked up, which is unlikely to go over well with tens of millions of Americans.

The victim of the unjust felony conviction in the Democrats’ Soviet-like show trial appeared on Fox News on Sunday morning, where he warned that if he’s thrown into jail by the Trump-hating Merchan, the public might not “stand” for it, remarks that will surely be taken out of context by his political enemies.

During an interview with “FOX & Friends Weekend,” the presumptive GOP nominee discussed several topics with the hosts, including “revenge” for the sham proceeding and the prospect that he may be put behind bars where he’ll be safely off the campaign trail.

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“That’s part of the game,” Trump responded when host Pete Hegseth noted that Merchan scheduled the sentencing hearing for four days before the Republican National Convention next month.

Hegseth then asked about the possibility that Merchan could move to keep him away from the convention and off the campaign trail.

“The judge could decide to say, ‘Hey, house arrest or even jail,’” he said. “How do you face what that could look like?”

“I’m OK with it,” responded Trump, who previously said that the Democrats’ jailing him would make him into a “modern day Nelson Mandela,” referring to the iconic South African leader.

Trump also shot down the idea that he would stoop to the level of humiliation by groveling before Merchan for leniency at the July 11 hearing.

“I saw one of my lawyers the other day on television saying, ‘Oh, no, you don’t want to do that to the president,’ I said, ‘You don’t beg for anything…’”

He told the hosts that despite all of the scrutiny of his books and tax returns, “they never found anything,” also remarking on the two-tiered legal system. “They never went all the way with the Clinton Foundation.”

“That could happen,” Trump said of being locked up, adding, “I don’t know that the public would stand it.”

“I’m not sure the public would stand for it … I think it would be tough for the public to take,” he added. “You know, at a certain point, there’s a breaking point.”

“I’m fighting for the Constitution,” Trump said. “Take a look at who opened the case. I’m not allowed to talk about it because I have a gag order,” adding, “These people are sick, they’re sick, they’re deranged.”

“So I’m the leading person for president and I’m under a gag order by a man that can’t put two sentences together, given by a court, and they are in total conjunction with the White House and DOJ,” Trump said at a Friday news conference. “Just so you understand, this is all done by Biden and his people, and maybe just his people. I don’t know if Biden knows much about it.”

Trump’s “breaking point” comments will soon be taken out of context to falsely portray him as calling for violence, because that’s the way that the regime and its media operate – all lies, all the time.

The nation’s 45th president also defined what “revenge” against those persecuting him looks like.

“My revenge will be success,” he told Fox & Friends.

“These are bad people. These people are sick, and they do things that are so destructive… if it weren’t me, they’d be going after somebody else, and I know a lot of the competition. They wouldn’t do so well,” he added.

Chris Donaldson

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